LegalTrek is a ten-week summer program sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law, designed to provide a hands-on, comprehensive overview of the legal profession to diverse college students and recent grads. LegalTrek meshes traditional legal learning with opportunities to build legal skills.
LegalTrek’s mission is to diversify the legal profession by encouraging and supporting students from historically underrepresented groups to attend law school. We are seeking diverse applicants from racial/ethnic minority groups, as well as socio-economically disadvantaged students, LGBT students and students with disabilities.
LegalTrek offers practical, fun and engaging weekly seminars taught by law faculty and practicing lawyers at Northwestern Law. Students will participate in classroom lessons and participate in a variety of exercises, including: a mock jury trial, a simulated client negotiation, a moot court appellate argument, a client interview and much more. With the help of our partner, the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, students will also be assigned an attorney mentor from one of Chicago’s top law firms, and will receive extensive one-on-one curricular advising and personal statement preparation.
LegalTrek is open to rising college sophmores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. We are seeking diverse applicants from racial/ethnic minority groups, as well as socio-economically disadvantaged students, LGBT students and disabled students.
Classes will meet one day per week from 1-4 p.m. from June - August of 2013. Please click below for our application. The deadline is Monday, March 4, 2013.
For more information, please contact Audra Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.